Research Associate-Irrigation Technology and Automation

Posting Date
13 يناير 2016
Closing Date
23 يناير 2016
Dubai, UAE
Report To
Head of Natural Resources Management Section
Vacancy Type
Job Number
Job Summary
To provide water management and sensor technology assistance for ICBA's automated irrigation control and data acquisition system
Job Responsibilities
  • Support the operation of a SCADA irrigation system under supervision of senior ICBA scientist
  • Support the maintenance and improvement of existing SCADA infrastructure 
  • Collect data routinely from dataloggers and databases as required for the monitoring of operation of the SCADA system based on pre-defined lists
  • Install, maintain and collect data from a variety of sensors to be used in groundwater, soil moisture and evaporation monitoring
  • Maintain an up-to-date overview of the software routines and algorithms that are used in the SCADA system and other automated data monitoring systems
  • Respond to requests on irrigation application (quantity and quality) from ICBA senior scientists 
  • Collect data manually to support the automated data for verification of the monitoring system as identified by senior ICBA scientists
  • Respond positively to any other reasonable request related to ICBA farm management for support from ICBA senior scientists as agreed by direct supervisor
  • Advice direct supervisor immediately about any issues arising in operation, maintenance and data recording related to SCADA and other automated data collection systems
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bachelor degree in a related field
  • Good knowledge of written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of automation and sensor systems (hardware and software)
  • Ability to operate a CLEARSCADA driven operating system
  • Affinity with data management and database operation
  • Affinity with agricultural water management in arid and semi-arid areas
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of Arabic
  • Knowledge of Microsoft office
Applicants are kindly requested to send an updated cover letter and C.V combined in one PDF file along with two names as references to:Human ResourcesICBAP.O. Box 14660Dubai- UAEFax: +9714 3361149Email: